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March 29, 2018 - Industry News

Impact of Full ELD Enforcement: ‘A Firehose of Violations’

Everyone required to operate with an ELD will face “a firehose of violations” issued roadside by law enforcement, predicts Steve Bryan, president of Vigillo.

Not just the illegally unprepared may feel the shock starting April 1, when full enforcement of the electronic logging device rule kicks in. That’s because everyone required to operate with an ELD will face “a firehose of violations” issued roadside by law enforcement, predicts Steve Bryan, president of Vigillo.

Tags: FMCSA, Vigillo, ELD Mandate, TCA, ELDs

March 27, 2018 - Industry News

Bison Transport, Central Oregon Truck Company Win TCA Best Fleets to Drive For

Central Oregon Truck Company and Bison Transport were named the overall winners of the annual 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For contest. Photo: TCA

Central Oregon Truck Company and Bison Transport have been named the overall winners of the annual 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For contest, put on by the Truckload Carriers Association and its partner CarriersEdge.

Tags: TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, Bison Transport, CarriersEdge

March 27, 2018 - Product News

Netradyne RiskMap Identifies Risks on Specific Routes

RiskMap shows degree of risk for traffic lights or speed on a given road. The larger the circle, the greater the volume of risk. The redder the circle, the more severe the risks. Photo: David Cullen

Netradyne has announced a new feature for analyzing driver risks based on the route called Driveri RiskMap, allowing fleet managers to visualize a more complete picture of fleet behavior.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Behavior, Fleet Management Software, Routing, TCA, Netradyne

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

FMCSA Administrator to Speak at TCA Annual Convention

The 2018 TCA Annual Convention is taking place from March 25-58 in Kissimmee, Fla.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez will give an address at the 80th Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention in March.

Tags: FMCSA, Keynote Speaker, Events, TCA, ELDs

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers Association Names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

For-hire trucking companies from across North America are being recognized by TCA and CarriersEdge for providing exemplary work environments for their drivers and independent contractors. Photo via TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge announced the 20 Best Fleets to Drive For in 2018, recognizing these fleets for providing exemplary work environments for their truck drivers and independent contractors.

Tags: Awards, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge, Truck Drivers, Drivers, Driver Retention, Truckload Carriers Association

December 15, 2017 - Industry News

What ELD Enforcement Could Look Like on Day 1

The electronic logging device rule takes effect on Dec. 18, but many fleets and drivers may not be compliant with it in time. So, what will enforcement look like for them?

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Inspections, CVSA, ELDs, Out of Service Violations, ELD Mandate, TCA

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

TCA Program to Teach Carriers About Insurance

The Truckload Carriers Association and the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation launched a certification program dedicated to improving insurance performance, called the Motor Carrier Insurance Risk Management Program.

Tags: Training, Insurance, TCA

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Florida Truck Driver Helps Save Unresponsive Man

David Miller has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) for his help in saving a man's life. Photo courtesy of TCA.

David Miller saw a man fall on the floor, unresponsive. The driver performed CPR until emergency medical services arrived, helping save the man's life.

Tags: Florida, Tennessee, TCA, Celadon, TCA Highway Angel, EpicVue, Image

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

Nominations Open for 10th Annual Best Fleets to Drive For Contest

Photo: TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are once again seeking nominations for the 10th annual Best Fleets to Drive For, a list of companies that are honored for focusing on workplace culture and commitment to drivers.

Tags: Driver Shortage, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, Driver Retention, CarriersEdge

September 1, 2017 - Industry News

Christopher Burruss, Former TCA President, Joins Blue Tree Systems

Photo via Blue Tree Systems

Transportation telematics provider Blue Tree Systems has appointed Christopher Burruss, former president of the Truckload Carriers Association, to its North American sales team.

Tags: Telematics, Sales, People, TCA, Blue Tree Systems

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

TCA Launches Profitability Program

The Truckload Carriers Association has launched the TCA Profitability Program, designed to help carriers increase profitability and lower risk profiles.

Tags: Best Practices, TCA

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

TCA’s Deborah Sparks Joins Wreaths Across America

Deborah Sparks Photo courtesy of TCA

Deborah Sparks, vice president of development for the Truckload Carriers Association, has announced that she will leave the organization to oversee strategic development and logistics for Wreaths Across America.

Tags: Leadership, Charity, People, TCA, Wreaths Across America

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Mother Searches for Trucker who Tried to Save her Daughter

The late Dorothy Marko Photo courtesy of Truckload Carriers Association

The tragic death of a young woman in Oklahoma has led a grieving mother to search for a truck driver who stopped to try and save her daughter.

Tags: Truck Drivers, TCA, Highway Angel, Road Deaths

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Grand Island Express, Bison Transport Win TCA Best Fleets to Drive For

Photo via Best Fleets to Drive For Twitter

Grand Island Express and Bison Transport were the overall winners of the Truckload Carriers Association’s 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For contest and survey in the small and large fleet categories, respectively.

Tags: TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, Bison Transport

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Bison Transport’s Penner to Head Truckload Carriers Association

Rob Penner Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Bison Transport President and CEO Rob Penner as the group’s 2017-18 chairman.

Tags: Leadership, People, TCA, Bison Transport

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Highway Angel of the Year Rescued Driver Stranded in Flood

Melton Truck Lines driver Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., has been named the 2016 Highway Angel for his efforts to save a stranded fellow driver from rising floodwaters last year.

Tags: Driver Safety, Awards, TCA, Highway Angel

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Quick-Thinking Highway Angel Saves Stricken Driver

David Webb Photo: TCA

The quick thinking and actions of Highway Angel David Webb saved the life of a dump truck driver suffering from heart failure on a Washington State highway.

Tags: Driver Health, TCA, Highway Angel

February 7, 2017 - Industry News

TCA Launches Accreditation Program to Foster Professional Development

The Truckload Carriers Association has launched an accreditation initiative for truckload carriers to foster professional development to help carriers attract new people and create career paths as a retention tool.

Tags: Recruiting, Education, TCA, Driver Retention, Professional Development

January 31, 2017 - Industry News

TCA Announces 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For

Past representatives of the Best Fleets to Drive For. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriesEdge have announced the 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For, made up of 20 North American for-hire trucking companies recognized for providing exemplary work environments for drivers and other employees.

Tags: Awards, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

Highway Angel Makes Special Delivery at Truck Stop

Danny Leon-Guerrero Photo via TCA

Central Oregon Truck Company driver Danny Leon-Guerrero has been named a Highway Angel for helping to deliver a baby at a Pilot Flying J truck stop.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, TCA, Highway Angel

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Canadian Trucker Helps Fellow Jackknifed Drivers

 Taljinder Sohi Photo via TCA

Taljinder Sohi, a truck driver for Bison Transport of Manitoba, Canada, was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping out a fellow driver whose tractor-trailer jackknifed on the highway.

Tags: Accidents, TCA, Highway Angel

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Performs CPR on Heart-Attack Victim

Mark McConachie Photo via TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association has named truck driver Mark McConachie a Highway Angel for attempting to save another driver’s life by using CPR while on the job.

Tags: Driver Health, TCA, Highway Angel

December 15, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Transports Wreaths Across America

Photo via Wreaths Across America

Several companies, associations and fleets in the trucking industry are once again participating in the Wreaths Across America cause, honoring veterans who have died by placing a wreath on their graves.

Tags: Veterans, TCA, Wreaths Across America, Christmas

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

Professional Truck Driver Institute Breaks From TCA

The board of directors of the Professional Truck Driver Institute has voted to move the organization’s headquarters to Denver, Colorado, where it will be managed by Leading Associations, leaving its previous association with the Truckload Carriers Association.

Tags: TCA, Professional Truck Driver Institute, Driver Training

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

OOIDA Not Throwing In ELD Towel

Photo: Continental VDO

While several trucking lobbies are applauding the court ruling that upholds a Congressional mandate to require electronic logging devices, the association that had sued to overturn the pending ELD rule has not yet given up the fight.

Tags: ATA, OOIDA, TCA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance

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